My Nail Care Essentials

There are quite a few things i want to show you guys, these are all things i use to keep my hands and nails in tip top condition and i love them all :). I will let you know where you can buy and include some easy links to where i purchase them from myself.

1) Bath and Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel

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In the UK these can be hard to find as Bath and Body Works is an American Company. I discovered these when i was living in the states and fell in love with them. They come in hundreds of different scents from sweet and dessert style scents to fresh fruit and honey. I always like to keep one of these with me at all times, using it a few times a day always makes my hands feel clean and refreshed and smelling yummy! If you live in the US you can pop down to your local Bath and Body Works but if like me you don’t you can find them easily on ebay. Just type in bath and body works hand sanitizer and tons will come up :). My current favourites are Red Velvet Cake and Blueberry Cake Donut.

2) Orange Sticks!

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It may sound strange but i love orange sticks! I use these along with cuticle remover to remove my cuticles(duh!) and don’t know how i ever lived without them! They make removing cuticles so easy and are much better for your nails than using metal implements. One side has a flattened edge which is used to push the cuticles back and or remove them. The other is sharp almost like a tooth pick and is ideal for cleaning under the nail. This is something else i buy from Ebay and you can usually get quite a few for just a pound or so.

3) Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

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I cannot recommend this cuticle remover enough! Instead of just slightly softening the cuticles like a lot of cuticle ‘removers’ this one actually does the job. Just apply it to the cuticles wait 30 seconds and use an orange stick to get rid of the gunk. I’m sure this is something you can pick up in most drug stores and pharmacies but like most things i buy this from Ebay 🙂

4) Sweet Tips Nails Cuticle Oil

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I can’t say i’m exactly fussy when it comes to cuticle oil but i love this one because you can buy it in such a range of different scents! Trust me when i say range…there are 44 different scents to choose from. I own it in cotton candy because i love anything sweet smelling. Strangely i always use this after i remove my cuticles, but i try to use it everyday to keep my nails healthy. I always use Vitamin E oil as an alternative from Holland and Barretts but if you’re from the US you can probably find some in your local drug store. You can buy Sweet Tips Nails cuticle oil here: http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/111380337/sweet-tips-cuticle-oil-available-in-your?ref=shop_home_active

5) OPI AVO Juice

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Another goody i discovered whilst living in America! ( it’s likely i discovered all these because i was living with a Nail Tech as opposed to the country i was in :P) Of all of the hand creams i use this is the only one i’ve found to be non greasy and the smell is to die for. Personally i would recommend coconut melon. You can find these in salons, on ebay, amazon and in some drug stores.

These are the things i use most often, obviously excluding things such as nail files, buffers, top and base coats…i just thought i would show you items most perfect for your handbag 🙂

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New Shades By Franken Frosting

Franken Frosting have added some cute new colors to their store! They are both gorgeous and super glitter bombs( although only one is named so!)!

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Glitter Bomb

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Back To The 20’s

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I think these two are gorgeous especially Glitter Bomb which is now on my nail polish wishlist!

Franken Frosting are now also initializing their bottles with the names of the polish 🙂

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You can purchase from Franken Frosting on their Etsy store here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FrankenFrosting

and also their website:

http://www.frankenfrosting.com/

Have fun and get polished 😉

Glitter Guilty

Hello all! Today is my birthday, yay 🙂 and i’m turning 19. On this lovely sunny day i want to share with you indie brand Glitter Guilty. What’s really great about Glitter Guilty is that they offer a subscription service. Every month ( or one month, or for 3 months-you chose!) you will recieve a Glitter Guilty Pleasure Box which will include a custom polish designed with your preferences in mind,a monthly mini and chocolate goodness! Free shipping is included for US customers. Their monthly box aside, Glitter Guilty sells a range of gorgeous and girly polishes! Here are some of my favorites:

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MODemoiselle

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Bunny Foo Foo

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The Blue Box

You can check out Glitter Guilty on Etsy here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GlitterGuilty

Or on their website:

http://www.glitterguilty.com/

( use discount code grandopening on their website for a 10% discount)

New Polishes and Restock at Digital Nails

Owner of Digital Nails has posted the following Facebook status:

“I have a huge restock happening this coming Friday, June 7th at 7pm central. This will include all of the Ladies of Who polishes, Pegasus Poots, a few from the Ladies of Oooo, and also a few older Whovian polishes, like Petrichor and Bad Wolf. I’m also releasing a few new things! Stay tuned all through this week for photos of the new stuff!”

Can’t wait to see what new polishes are added, and hope to add a few of the restocked to my collection such as Bonnibel,Expelliarmus and Ultimate Ginger

Let me know what you like from Digital Nails 🙂

Buy here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DigitalNails

All That Glitters

Today i want to share with you indie brand All That Glitters. All That Glitters have a small collection of gorgeous polishes, the current trend being Kokomo- a polish i am dying to pick up! All That Glitters offers some truly unique polishes, all with some form of glitter. One thing is for certain, these polishes certainly aren’t boring! Known for their unusual shaped glitters, outrageous combinations and ludicrous sparkles this is a brand to watch out for! Here are some of my favourite polishes:

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Kokomo

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Power Flower

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Garden Party

You can browse and buy here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/allthatglittersnails

More New Items From Franken Frosting

As well as the new polishes Mango Delight,Lemonade Fizz and Sea Jewel,Franken Frosting have released another two new polishes sold together called Summer Dreams. One is a bright neon yellow, and the other a clear base loaded with pink,yellow and green neon glitters.

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You can buy Summer Dreams here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/152560341/new-summer-dreams-duo-nail-polish-05oz?ref=shop_home_active

 

Ruby White Tips

Today i want to share with you indie brand Ruby White Tips. These polishes are so so shimmery and are the sort of thing i would choose for a night out on the town! I don’t think there is a single polish without the smallest hint of glitter! The great thing about this brand is that not only are you helping a small business when purchasing but for some of your polish orders 50% goes towards helping bats at Batworld Sanctuary. As an animal lover, long time vegetarian and part of a family who fosters animals this means the world to me!Two of my greatest loves combined. As with most indie polish brands they offer you the awesome ability to design your own custom polish. Known for their chic glitters, hypnotizing holos and wearable shades this is an indie brand to look out for! Here are some of my favorite polishes by Ruby White Tips:

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Gemini

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Tanya

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Kim

You can purchase here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RubyWhiteTips

Or check out their website:

http://www.rubywhitetips.com/